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Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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How long does azithromycin take to have an effect on tonsillitis?

How long does azithromycin take to have an effect on tonsillitis?

Good question: Azithromycin is a 5 day antibiotic and therefore if you are not significantly better in a week, the antibiotic is not effective. It is imperative for both physicians and patients to know that zithromax has no antibacterial activity against h. Influenza, an extremely common pathogen causing infections in the upper respiratory tract. Therefore it is not the antibiotic of choice for tonsillitis. ...Read more

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What patient should do if doctor prescribed azithromycin 500 1tab daily for tonsillitis but he took 3 tab in first day

What patient should do if doctor prescribed azithromycin 500 1tab daily for tonsillitis but he took 3 tab in first day

Follow the Doctor: Nothing except to return to taking it once daily as recommended by the treating physician. ...Read more

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I have tonsillitis, was precribed 2 boxes Azithromycin (only took one pill) and Etodolac every 12 hours and paracetamol but I m in pain and etodolac and paracetamol seem to do nothing. I have a lot of pain in swallowing saliva and I can not eat.

I have tonsillitis, was precribed 2 boxes Azithromycin (only took one pill) and Etodolac every 12 hours and paracetamol but I m in pain and etodolac and paracetamol seem to do nothing. I have a lot of pain in swallowing saliva and I can not eat.

See the doctor: This sounds quite severe. If you cannot eat and have such severe symptoms you might need the hospital where they can give you IV antibiotics and IV fluids. I would want to know if they cultured you as well-so they can give you the right antibiotics. Try some hot ginger tea or ginger candy for the localized throat symptoms. I think though you need the doctor - I would call and tell them u need help ...Read more

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If I was prescribed Azithromycin for strep throat 5 days ago and have no improvement. Now I have severe tonsillitis. What do I do? Can I take amox too

Reassessment Needed: While Azithromycin is effective against some forms of strep throat, it does not work for all forms of strep throat. There are also multiple other causes for tonsillitis. Usually if your medication is effective, you begin to feel much better within 2 to 3 days of starting the medication. I recommend you have your throat reevaluated to assess appropriate changes in your treatment or medication. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant. Have had sore throat and tonsillitis > a week. On 5 day azithromycin, no regress of symptoms. Should I go back to the doctor?

I am 11 weeks pregnant. Have had sore throat and tonsillitis > a week. On 5 day azithromycin, no regress of symptoms. Should I go back to the doctor?

See below: If you have simple viral pharyngitis, your symptoms should go away gradually over a period of about one week. If you have strep throat, your symptoms should subside within two to three days after you begin taking antibiotics. If no improvement, you should see your MD again. ...Read more

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Hi, just want to know if its save to split a 500mg Azithromycin pil in 3 and give it one third a day to a 5 year old for tonsilites?

Hi, just want to know if its save to split a 500mg Azithromycin pil in 3 and give it one third a day to a 5 year old for tonsilites?

Depends on weight: While it may be difficult to cut in thirds, the 500-mg tablet may be cut. UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE BY YOUR DOCTOR (in which case, follow your doctor’s dosing advise), the appropriate dose for your child’s age is 12 mg/kg, up to 500 mg once a day for 5 days for tonsillitis. The dose may therefore depend on your child’s weight. You may crush and mix with juice or apple sauce. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis for 3wks. Took amoxicillin & zithromax swelling has not gone down and throat still scratchy?? Been sick on and off for one month now.

Tonsillitis for 3wks. Took amoxicillin & zithromax swelling has not gone down and throat still scratchy?? Been sick on and off for one month now.

Viral?: Probably not bacterial as evidenced by failure to improve with typical antibiotics. Your doc should consider viral causes of this including mononucleosis. ...Read more

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I am on Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and prednisone for swollen glands and tonsillitis, will Xanax (alprazolam) cause prednisone to not work? Also on Zithromax interactions?

I am on Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and prednisone for swollen glands and tonsillitis, will Xanax (alprazolam) cause prednisone to not work? Also on Zithromax interactions?

Looks ok: Without knowing doses, there should be no significant drug interactions. Be sure to check with prescribing doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be cured?

Yes: Antibiotics work well for most tonsillitis; for recurrent tonsillitis (several times a year), see your ENT for risk reduction. ...Read more

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Can you die from tonsillitis?

Can you die from tonsillitis?

Rarely: Tonsillitis is a treatable infection. Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. Tonsillitis may be followed by renal and heart disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis symptoms: Symptoms can include: throat pain, ear pain (referred from throat pain), swollen tonsils, red tonsils, white patches on tonsils
swollen nodes in upper neck, fever, fatigue, body aches, pain with swallowing, voice change
if symptoms persist or are severe see doctor right away
if any trouble with breathing, go to er. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

Fever, pain,: Difficulty with swallowing. If you have pain when opening your mouth, you need to see a doctor right away because it could signify underlying abscess that might require surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What is medicine for tonsillitis?

What is medicine for tonsillitis?

Depends on cause: Treatment of tonsillitis depends on the cause and severity of the inflammation. A doctor will take a history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to determine the cause and recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tonsillitis?

Sore throat: Sore throat, sometimes vomiting, fever, difficulty swallowing, muffled voice

mostly sore throat. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be cured if so how?

Can tonsillitis be cured if so how?

Medicine: Most tonsillitis is caused by a virus so the treatment is to manage the symptoms until the virus gets better. Some is caused by strep or other bacteria and you would need to see a health care provider to tell. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis Symptoms: Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever. The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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In what way is tonsillitis diagnosed?

Examination: A physical exam, looking in your mouth is the tried and true method. Also a throat swab for strep throat helps identify the cause as occasionally a blood test does. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have tonsillitis?

See an ENT doc.: Let an ENT doctor make that decision. If you look in the mirror, and open your mouth and you see 2 red swollen areas in the lateral wall of the back of the throat with yellow purulent exudate, you have tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more